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Young people: case studies

Young people have been involved in creating imaginative community food initiatives in Scotland. Many are aimed at making healthy eating fun and developing independent living skills, like cooking and shopping, but food is also a good starting point for employability training and getting involved in charitable projects.

Self-evaluation programme – Windmills Cafe

About the café Based in Motherwell town centre, Windmills, Café with a Conscience, (WC) began trading in 2010. It was established to support the development of independent living skills and provide meaningful work experience and training opportunities …

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The Usual Place

The Usual Place (TUP) is a community café based in the centre of Dumfries. It is open weekdays from 9 am – 4 pm and sells a range of drinks, snacks, and meals. The café was established to provide high-quality, strengths-based training around catering a …

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Elgin Youth Cafe

Recruiting people experiencing food insecurity to attend cooking courses Elgin Youth Café is a third sector organisation that aims to create a safe haven, social space and development opportunities for young people. Projects include a youth café, after …

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Elgin Youth Café

Girl with halloween lanterns

The Youth Café is a fully inclusive, safe haven for young people, run from a building in the centre of Elgin. More than just a place to hang out, it offers imaginative activities and courses on food and health during term-time and holidays, with most ideas coming from the young people themselves.

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